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10:55 PM ET, September 18, 2009

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Richard Whitt / Google Public Policy Blog:
Our complete letter to the FCC regarding Google Voice for iPhone  —  Back in July, the FCC sent letters to Apple, AT&T, and Google asking about the rejection of the Google Voice for iPhone app.  —  When we submitted our letter on August 21, we asked the FCC to redact certain portions …
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Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Says It Again: We Did Not Reject Google Voice iPhone App  —  Apple (AAPL) disputes Google's (GOOG) claim that Apple rejected the Google Voice iPhone app.  —  An Apple rep writes:  —  “We do not agree with all of the statements made by Google in their FCC letter.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Releases A Nuke.  Apple Won't Win This Fight.  —  Well, something clearly broke down behind the scenes in the ongoing Apple/Google negotiations over Google Voice on the iPhone, because Google released one of two nukes it has been holding back.  In a letter to the FCC today …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Google to Apple: You Lie  —  Well this is uncomfortable... Asked by the FCC in August if it had rejected Google's Voice app from its iTunes App Store, Apple (AAPL) claimed it had not and that the app was still under review.  “Contrary to published reports, Apple has not rejected the Google Voice application …
Discussion: ITworld.com and The iPhone Blog, Thanks:taylorbuley
Erica Ogg / CNET News:   Google vs. Apple: Who's telling the truth?
Amy Schatz / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. as Traffic Cop in ‘Net Neutrality’ Fight  —  FCC Proposal on Bandwith a Boon for Consumers and Silicon Valley, Blow to Telecoms  —  The U.S. government plans to propose broad new rules Monday that would force Internet providers to treat all Web traffic equally, seeking …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
New Lawsuit Brings Clarity To Skype's IP Problem (Prognosis: Screwed)  —  When a group of investors pooled their resources a few weeks ago to put a bid in to buy Skype from eBay, I thought there was a good chance that Skype's legal woes were behind them.  Apparently, I was wrong …
Discussion: broadstuff, Thanks:atul
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Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Skype-Joost Licensing Drama Déjà Vu for Friis & Zennström
Discussion: GigaOM, P2P Blog and FierceVoIP, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Joost Sues Volpi for Taking Tech to Make a Web Version of Skype
Discussion: PR Newswire and GigaOM
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Mint.com Founder Happy To Sell To Intuit, VC Conspiracy Wrong  —  Why did 28-year-old Mint.com founder Aaron Patzer sell his company to Intuit for $170 million after two years in business?  Why didn't he wait until the company's valuation was much bigger?  —  Because he got to sell his company …
Discussion: Dealscape and Anil Dash
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Closing In On Launch, Twitter Tweaks Its Retweet API And Shares A Picture  —  In the Twitter API Announcement Google Group today, developer Marcel Molina posted a couple interesting updates about the upcoming Retweet API.  —  First, the launch of the new API is “close at hand.”
John Cook / TechFlash:
Cougar sighting at Microsoft?  —  Microsoft is already trying to fend off Snow Leopards.  Now, it has cougars to deal with too.  For the second day in a row, there's been an unconfirmed cougar sighting on Microsoft's Redmond campus near building 32.  —  A note to staffers gives some tips on what to do if they encounter a cougar.
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
AT&T to launch the Tilt 2 on October 6th; coincidence?  —  Oh no, we're not done just yet ladies and gents.  We already know October 6th is going to be a glorious day and now it looks like AT&T subscribers will be able to join in on the fun.  Have you been feeling left out …
Luis Corrons / PandaLabs:
Your Facebook account is worth $100  —  Yesterday I came across (thanks Sean-Paul!) the following site, which really attracted my attention:  —  As you can see, it is an online service which promises to hack any Facebook account just for 100 bucks (!).  My first thought about this was …
Discussion: eWeek and The Register
Zacks Equity Research:
AT&T's Femtocell Coming Soon  —  AT&T (NYSE: T - News), the second largest U.S. wireless carrier by subscriber base, is set to unveil nation's first 3G femtocell product.  The device (called “3G Microcell) is expected to reach select U.S. markets including Atlanta, San Antonio, Seattle and North Carolina in the next week.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Perfect App To Start Your Weekend Off With A Drink - Or Several Drinks.  Fast.  —  I love the fact that Power Music Hour, a new app for the iPhone, never once mentions drinking in its App Store page description.  But anyone who has been to college in the past decade will know exactly what this app is for: A drinking game.
VentureBeat:
Facebook: Twitter is “in the rear-view mirror”  —  Twitter may still be the media darling of the day, getting all kinds of attention amid its huge user growth earlier this year.  But Facebook, once considered Twitter's most fierce competitor because it also wants to let users post bite-sized updates online …
Discussion: Screenwerk and Shooting at Bubbles
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
Verizon to launch HTC Imagio October 6th, Android-powered HTC Predator to follow  —  It looks as though T-Mobile subscribers will have two big reasons reasons to rejoice come November 11th, but they're not the only ones with cause for celebration in the near future.
Andrew LaVallee / Digits:
Dorsey Talks About His New Venture, and Why Twitter Wasn't Called ‘Twitch’  —  Jack Dorsey, the creator of Twitter, said Friday that his next venture would be based on themes similar to the microblogging service's and may focus on health care and financial services.
Dan Rayburn / The Business Of Online Video:
Hulu Already Working On The Technical Requirements For Subscription Service  —  On Tuesday, News Corps. chairman Rupert Murdoch and NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker, speaking at a Goldman Sachs conference, indicated that one day, Hulu may indeed have a subscription based service.
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
TechCrunch50 conference founders reunite for 2010, blame it all on the puppets  —  The popular TechCrunch50 conference has gone from off to back on again for next year.  —  On Tuesday night, high-rolling Mahalo CEO Jason Calacanis told several attendees, plus a reporter on Twitter …
Discussion: Gawker
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple, other retailers target of patent infringement suit  —  A newly filed lawsuit accuses Apple and numerous other online retailers for violating a 14-year-old patent claiming ownership of randomly generated encryption keys for security.  —  The complainant, TQP Development, owns a patent titled …
Discussion: Electronista and Macsimum News
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook settles Beacon case: No more Beacon, but there's a $9.5M “privacy fund”  —  More updates coming soon.  —  Below is a statement on the Beacon settlement agreement from Barry Schnitt, Facebook's Director of Policy Communications.  —  We learned a great deal from the Beacon experience.
Mike Bracco / The Next Web:
Google ready to unleash spiders and expose your Google Docs  —  Google just announced in an email to Google App admins that starting “in a few weeks” Google Docs published and shared to users outside of one's domain and linked to from a public website will be crawled, indexed and appear in Google search results.
Discussion: WebWorkerDaily, The BFF and PC World
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Whoops!  Students “Going Google” Get to Read Each Other's Emails  —  A recent bug in Google Apps allowed students at several colleges to read each other's email messages and some were even able to see another student's entire inbox.  The issue occurred at a small handful of colleges …
 
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Sue Marek / FierceWireless:
T-Mobile's Ray promises national HSPA+ deployment by mid-2010
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Mint's iPhone App: Now With Budgets, Push Notifications …
Discussion: VentureBeat
Nidhi Shah / Web Security Blog:
PBS Website Compromised, Used to Serve Exploits
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
YouTube, Warner Music feud nearing an end
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Will Facebook kill Google?
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Milo Yiannopoulos / TechCrunch Europe:
Daniel Ek: Spotify will kill file-sharing, be a European home-run
Discussion: Music Ally and Pocket-lint.com, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Bay Buyer Faces Bankruptcy
Peter Burrows / Business Week:
Apps Trump Tunes at Apple
Discussion: iLounge
Dan Nystedt / Computerworld:
PC demand takes off ahead of Windows 7
Discussion: Technologizer
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